- A marriage record is recorded in the parish book of the Holy Trinity Church (formerly Old Swedes Church) in New Castle County, Delaware for Thomas Ogle and Elizabeth Robeson. (Another record for Thomas Ogle and Elizabeth Davis is also registered in 1764).
According to the note of Dr. Simeon Todd (deceased), "Hercules Ogle, Thomas Ogle, John Ogle and their sister Lucretia Ogle and husband Abraham Stroud moved from Delaware to Southwest Virginia in 1763, but stayed only about a year because Indian troubles drove them out. They moved across the border into North Carolina."
All these deeds are recorded in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina. From Deed Book 6, page 164, "Andrew Smith & wife Anna to Thomas Ogle, groom, for 60 pounds, 320 acres on Cabin Creek on East side of Gunsmith's path," granted 15 July 1760. Recorded 21 July 1764. Tests: George Magsune, William McConnell.
This same 320 acres of land in Rowan County, which Thomas Ogle bought from Andrew Smith and wife Anna, was divided among his three sons; Thomas Ogle Jr., Hercules Ogle, and William Ogle.
18 Feb 1793 Thomas Ogle to Thomas Ogle Jr. 100a
30 July 1793 Thomas Ogle to Hercules Ogle 120a
19 Oct 1795 Thomas Ogle to William Ogle 100a
In "North Carolina Genealogy", there are several Rowan County, North Carolina Tax Lists for 1760's. Only "John Ford's List of Taxables for the Year 1768" listed Thomas Ogle.
On 23 May 1769, Thomas Ogle of Rowan County, North Carolina sold 67 acres on Little River, a branch of New River, to William Murphy. This deed was duly recorded in Augusta County, Virginia.
There is found in "New River Tithables", complied by Mary B. Kegley, the "List of a W. Herbert - 1772". On this list, Thomas Ogle appears with three tithables. The three tithables would include himself and two oldest sons, John and Thomas Ogle.
Thomas Ogle is listed as 1 tithable, no slaves, three horses, 13 cattle and owning land in the 1782 tax list of Montgomery County, Virginia.
In "Montgomery County, Virginia-Circa 1790", Transcribed and edit by Nettie Schreiner-Yantis, the "Personal Property Tax List A-1789" gives this information: "27 Apr 1790-Thomas Ogle with 1 white males-16 years to 21 years, no slaves, and six horses." The one white male listed above would be the youngest son, James Ogle.
In Montgomer County, Virginia Survey Book "D", Thomas Ogle bought 140 acres of land on both sides of Little Reed Island Creek, 27 Nov 1789 from Thomas Black.
This area was part of Grayson County, Virginia when Thomas Ogle died. Today it is in Carroll County, Virginia.
This was the same land that Thomas Ogle and his wife, Elizabeth deeded to their youngest son, James Ogle on 10 Jan 1801. The deed was proven in March 1803 after Thomas Ogle's death.
During the 1780's and 1790's, Thomas ogle and his wife Elizabeth were living in Montgomery County, Virginia; then Wythe County, Virginia, and later Grayson County, Virginia. At that time, the land that Thomas and Elizabeth Ogle deeded to Thomas Jr. and Hercules Ogle in 1793, and to William Ogle in 1795 was located in rowan County, North Carolina. This apparently accounts for the fact that in his will, Thomas Ogle left only one dollar ($1.00) each to his children.
Thomas Ogle's will was dated 2 March 1802 and was probated at the March Court 1803 of Grayson County, Virginia. In his will, he mentions his wife Elizabeth and names his children. There is no land mentioned. Elizabeth is to have all movable property and each son and daughter is to have one dollar with the exception of Hannah who is willed one cow.
Thomas Ogle and his wife, Elizabeth, are believed to be buried in the large Ogle Cemetery on Peavine Ridge just outside of Hillsville.
"Smoky Mountain Clans", Donald B. Reagan, 1978, p 129-130.